Chillicothe in Ross County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes / Lucy Webb Hayes, 1831 - 1889
Birthplace of Lucy Ware Webb Hayes
First Lady Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was born in this four-room Federal Vernacular house in 1831. Well educated for her time, she attended local schools, took classes in the preparatory department of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, and graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Cincinnati in 1850. She married lawyer and future U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1852. They raised five children to adulthood. As a colonel's wife during the Civil War, “Mother Lucy” boosted morale for the soldiers of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment. In 1870, during Hayes' first term as governor of Ohio, Lucy helped establish the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home as a state institution. (Continued on other side)
Lucy Webb Hayes, 1831-1889
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Friends of Lucy, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-71.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 39° 19.728′ N, 82° 59.034′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on 6th Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burton Egbert Stevenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Underground Railroad in Chillicothe / Ross County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ross County Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Chillicothe Gazette (approx. ¼ mile away); A Replica of Ohio's First Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Site in Journalism (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio (approx. 0.3 miles away); Court House Renovation (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
Additional keywords. FLOTUS, First Ladies of the United States of America
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